Dusit looks ahead to Nairobi opening


Construction is well under way on what will be Dusit International’s first hotel property in Kenya, and only its second on the African continent.

Dusit is an international hotel group with the bulk of its properties located in Thailand. It also has properties in the Philippines, the United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi and Dubai), Maldives, China and Egypt, whilst plans are in place to expand Dusit’s presence in Thailand, China and the UAE, and add properties in the USA, India, Qatar and Kenya. The latest opening was Dusit’s first property in China, the dusitD2 Fudu Binhu Hotel Changzhou in Jiangsu Province.

Dusit International operates four brands: Dusit Thani Hotels & Resorts; dusitD2 Hotels & Resorts; Dusit Princess Hotels & Resorts; and Dusit Residence Serviced Apartments.

The property in Nairobi will be a dusitD2 property, and opening is provisionally scheduled for the end of the year. It is well located on the west edge of the suburb of Westlands, off Waiyaki Way and Riverside Drive, within 14 Riverside, Nairobi’s first and only secluded office park with a luxury hotel. Dusit recently named Olivier Francais as the hotel’s general manager.